Step 3: Prep Your Items
All consigned items must be CLEAN, pleasant smelling, and in WORKING order, with their parts!
To keep our reputation as providers of high quality items, we depend on you, the consignor, to screen your items. If you take extra time cleaning your items, you can ask more for them. We do inspect all items at your drop off appointment, under good lighting, which may show once unnoticed stains. We reserve the right to refuse any item due to a recall, out-of-date, dirty, stained or ripped. Shoppers appreciate our strict high standards.
Plain White card stock (for your tags) no other colors and not laminated
Hangers (preferably wire hangers)
Packing Tape ( do not use over barcodes)
painters tap for books price tags
clear bags (size depends on the size of your loose items)
Tagging Gun (highly recommend) or Safety pins
Something to mark each hanger (i.e. washi tape, ribbon, ziptie) to make it easier for you to pick up.
All clothing needs to be on hangers. With the front of the clothing facing you, your hanger should look like a ? or number 2. When making an outfit, use wire hangers (even with infant clothing). You will want to hang the shirt on the hanger and safety pin the pants to the top of the hanger. When just hanging pants you will safety pin the pants to the top of the hanger. Pants sizes larger than size 6, the legs need to be folded back and pinned to the top of the hanger as well. The tag should be safety pinned to the right outside side of the item. But if you are using a tagging gun use the seam or the manufacturer's tag.
You must use a zip tie or safety pin to pair the shoes together. Please use packing tape to secure the safety pin. You can also tape the top of the tag, hole punch the tag, then put a zip tie through the tag. Be creative! All shoes can be zip tied.
It is best to take out all large items out the box, keep the box at home, and have the item assembled at the time of your drop-off appointment. It will sell quicker when people can see what the item looks like fully assembled. Do not attach the tag on the item until you are at the store. We will provide you with a large claim ticket to adhere the tag to. Then you will attach the claim ticket to your item. A large item is anything it takes you two hands to hold over your head. If you can put if over your head with one hand it is not considered a large item, and therefor does not need a large item claim tag.
Books | Games | DVDs
Please recheck to make sure DVDs, and games are in their cases and that puzzles and games have all their pieces. Use a Ziploc bag to secure all small pieces. Use packing tape to close the top of the Ziploc bag. Check all books to make sure there are no torn, written on, or missing pages.
All Other Items
Use packing tape to secure tags only when zip ties will not work (books, toys, etc.). Small items or multiple items should be put into resealable bags with the tag secured to the outside of the bag. Make sure the bag is tightly closed with packing tape (NO SCOTCH TAPE) securing the top of the bag and all sides of tag. We want to make sure no little hands get inside the resealable bags and take out items.